OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s a case of a woman allegedly getting more than she bargained for. Now, a man’s behind bars for stalking her.
According to police, 25-year-old Christian Escamilla was hired to do some tree work back in May at the woman’s home on two occasions. But, he allegedly came back.
According to a police report, she said he came back to her home at least 10 times since May, claiming he was in love with her. She said she told him she had a boyfriend and didn’t want a relationship with the suspect. She also told him she was old enough to be his mother.
Karla Docter with the YWCA specializes in sexual violence prevention and response. She said stalkers are usually more familiar than you think.
“Oh, absolutely. And, the majority of time with stalkers, it is somebody that we know,” Docter said. “It's often referred to as a pattern of behavior that would cause a reasonable person fear.”
Recently, Escamilla showed up again. The woman threatened to call police and drove to a nearby school.
She later came back and figured the suspect had left. She was wrong.
She said he came out from behind her home and put his arm around her and wanted to go inside.
Instead, she suggested they get in her car because it would be warmer. She got in first and locked Escamilla out. She then called police.
When they arrived, Escamilla allegedly threw a loaded gun on the ground before police arrested him. The gun was also stolen.
“What she did was right for her, because she is alive right now,” Docter said. “Whereas ignoring those kinds of signs and symptoms could have potentially lead to a fatality.”
Escamilla was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail for stalking and receiving and concealing stolen property.